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What is the difference between Cucumber and Zucchini?

Asked by K. Gibson, Last updated: May 19, 2022

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Noah

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Noah
Noah , Chauffer, LA

Answered Nov 27, 2020

Cucumber and zucchini are often tricky to know which is which. A cucumber has a cold, waxy, and bumpy feeling, while zucchini has a rough and dry outside coating. The female flower of the vegetable has a golden blossom at the end of each zucchini plant. On the other hand, the male flower grows on the stem of the plant and is smaller than the female plant. The flowers of the cucumber plants are not edible, while the flowers of the zucchini are edible. Cucumber is generally considered some fruit, while zucchini is regarded as a vegetable. There are different ways to eat zucchini as well as cucumbers. Cucumbers tend to work best in salads, while zucchini tends to be found in a vegetable dish surrounded by squash, peppers, and mushrooms. This combination is known as a seasonal vegetable dish. Women put cucumbers to depuff their eyes, while zucchini is not indicated for this type of use.
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Bart

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Bart , Musician, BA, Lausanne

Answered Nov 03, 2020

Cucumber and zucchini are two different fruit crops that look so similar when viewed from afar, but when you get closer, you'll start to discover the differences between them. One of the major things you can physically observe is that cucumbers have exteriors that seem waxy bumpy and cold, while zucchinis possess a dry and rough exterior. Cucumber is considered a part of the gourd family, while zucchinis are known as a member of the Cucurbita family. Cucumber is a kind of plant that takes a deep root into the soil and later grows. This plant has large leaves, which it uses to cover the crops. There is a golden blossom on the female flower at the end of each zucchini plant. It also has male and female flowers. Also, the cucumber flowers are not the kinds you can eat, while the zucchini flowers are still edible. Besides, you can eat cucumber in its raw form, while you have to prepare or cook the zucchini leaves.
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Matz Lewis Clark

Matz Lewis Clark

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Matz Lewis Clark
Matz Lewis Clark, College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered Oct 21, 2020

Some people may think that cucumbers and zucchini are the same, but actually, they are different. Zucchinis are known to be warm, usually when you hold them. They will start to feel a bit gritty when you touch them. With cucumbers, they are known to be hard and waxy. If you held them, they would be a bit cool. This is how the saying “cool as a cucumber” started. Another thing that you should look at is their exterior.

Some people may think that cucumbers and zucchini are the same, but actually, they are different.
You may notice that most cucumber types will have a bumpy exterior. There are some that may have smoother exteriors, though. Zucchinis tend to be smoother. In terms of taste, Zucchini may come with a more bitter flavor as compared to the cucumber.

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